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Lisa’s Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This dish is all about fresh flavors- the variety of tomatoes, garlic, thyme, Parmigiano Reggiano, and extra virgin olive oil. Roasting accentuates the sweetness of the tomatoes and transforms the garlic cloves into savory softness. It makes a wonderful bed of vegetables under salmon or chicken, and is excellent as part of an aperitivo with crostini!

Watch Lisa make this recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here!

Lisa’s Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients:

2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1 teaspoon Sicilian sea salt, fine

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

1 tablespoon dried thyme

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Lisa’s Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper or a silpat. Arrange the tomatoes on the pan and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Parmigiano Reggiano and thyme over the tomato mixture and drizzle with the olive oil.

Roast for 12 minutes. Serve.


  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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